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UndiscoverdSelf
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sorry for posting this in both the oxbridge and the cambridge areas... maximum publicity

i am filling in my student finance form, and it wants to know what the name of the qualification i will gain by studying english at undergrad level at cambridge is. is it a BA? does it have a special name for cambridge eg BA Cantab?

also, does anybody know what an 'end-on' course is? :confused:

thanks very much
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It's BA (Hons).... Once you've graduated you can write BA(Hons) (Cantab) on your cv, I guess....
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It's BA (Hons).... Once you've graduated you can write BA(Hons) (Cantab) on your cv, I guess....
i think im being uber-dumb here but what does cantab stand for? will i get it once ive done my mphil?
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i think im being uber-dumb here but what does cantab stand for? will i get it once ive done my mphil?
Cantab is the latin for Cambridge. There was a post discussing this a week or so ago, I believe.
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i think im being uber-dumb here but what does cantab stand for? will i get it once ive done my mphil?
Cantab. stands for CANTABRIGIENSIS, meaning 'of Cambridge'. All degrees conferred by the University of Cambridge may be so indicated.
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It's BA (Hons).... Once you've graduated you can write BA(Hons) (Cantab) on your cv, I guess....
Doesn't seem worth it until you upgrade to an MA, 'though. Then I think you have to write it.
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Doesn't seem worth it until you upgrade to an MA, 'though. Then I think you have to write it.
Do you know the exact rules and cost for upgrade?

And how would you write it?
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Do you know the exact rules and cost for upgrade?

And how would you write it?
Cost is something like a tenner.
Rules = i think automatic after 3 years of graduating. But if you left the college on a sour note then they will deny you the upgrade. like if you left with an outstanding bill. it would cost the colleges too much to chase you up for say 100 quid, so instead they deny you the MA
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Cost is something like a tenner.
Rules = i think automatic after 3 years of graduating. But if you left the college on a sour note then they will deny you the upgrade. like if you left with an outstanding bill. it would cost the colleges too much to chase you up for say 100 quid, so instead they deny you the MA
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I think it's 7 years from matriculation at Ox and 6 years at Cam.
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I think it's 7 years from matriculation at Ox and 6 years at Cam.

Yes, is that not what fool said?

So fool, does that mean you will get an MA after you clinical years are up?
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Yes, is that not what fool said?

So fool, does that mean you will get an MA after you clinical years are up?
Not quite. It's timed from matriculation, not graduation. So if you have a 4 yr course, for instance, you only need to wait another 2 years at Cam and 3 years at Ox.
I'm being a bit pedantic, admittedly.
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Cantab. stands for CANTABRIGIENSIS, meaning 'of Cambridge'. All degrees conferred by the University of Cambridge may be so indicated.
ahhhh thanks, i never knew that.
ok how about this question...what do you call someone who studies at cambridge? cos i know thos who go to the 'other place' are called oxonians but ive never heard the equivalent.
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ahhhh thanks, i never knew that.
ok how about this question...what do you call someone who studies at cambridge? cos i know thos who go to the 'other place' are called oxonians but ive never heard the equivalent.

I've heard them being called Tabs.
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ahhhh thanks, i never knew that.
ok how about this question...what do you call someone who studies at cambridge? cos i know thos who go to the 'other place' are called oxonians but ive never heard the equivalent.
Cantabrian, I think. (Hence Tab) Not sure, though.
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I think it's 7 years from matriculation at Ox and 6 years at Cam.
why does it take longer at oxford? is it because they need an extra year to mature to catch up with the tabs?
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why does it take longer at oxford? is it because they need an extra year to mature to catch up with the tabs?
Nah, its just that the Oxonians aren't as desperate
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Nah, its just that the Oxonians aren't as desperate
Its funny, oxford call is tabs, but we don't bother with nicknames because their university is too hard to nickname.
I believe 'Oxford scum' is the generic term used at sporting events
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